Ryan Lochte
All-American college swimmer, international swimmer, Olympic gold medalist
Ryan Lochte
Ryan Steven Lochte is an American international swimmer and an eleven-time Olympic medalist and a resident of Florida. His seven individual Olympic medals rank as second all-time in men's swimming. As part of the American team, he holds the world record in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay (long course).
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Ryan Lochte says he 'hit the lowest low' after Rio but is ready for comeback
Fox News - 6 days
The competitive swimmer dishes on his fresh start, becoming a father, and returning to the Olympics.
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Lochte signs endorsement deal with TYR Sport
Reuters.com - 25 days
(Reuters) - Disgraced Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, who lost all his major sponsors after his tale about being robbed and held at gunpoint during the Rio Olympics, has signed on with TYR Sport, the swimwear company said on Thursday.
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Ryan Lochte Broke Down When He Found Out He Was Having a Boy
ABC News - about 1 month
The Olympian spoke to ABC News about fatherhood, acting and getting past 2016.
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9 people the internet made famous in 2016
Yahoo News - about 2 months
In 2016, the internet gave us dancing teenagers, sad grandparents, Star Wars masks, red crewneck sweaters and more white Vans than we could count. SEE ALSO: 5 of the biggest fake news stories from 2016 From Chewbacca Mom to Ken Bone, for better or for worse, this year gave us a fresh batch of internet celebrities to keep track of or, more likely, forget about until right now. 1. The "Damn, Daniel!" dudes Joshua Holz and Daniel Lara are the teens who made it impossible to wear white Vans without someone pointing to your shoes and shouting "Damn, Daniel!" Thanks to their video, posted to Twitter back in February, the pair ended up on Ellen DeGeneres's couch where Lara received a lifetime supply of white Vans sneakers, many of which he donated. Nowadays Holz and Lara are focused on their budding entertainment careers. As they told Cosmopolitan , Lara's interesting in modeling and theater, while Holz is more focused on video shooting and editing. They've still got plenty of time for homewo ...
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The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week
Huffington Post - 2 months
The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant ― but succinct ― wisdom. Each week, HuffPost Women rounds up hilarious 140-character musings. For this week’s great tweets from women, scroll through the list below. Then visit our Funniest Tweets From Women page for our past collections.        Kanye West and Donald Trump are taking the black and white buddy cop comedy genre too far. — Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) December 14, 2016 I like how men act like our monthly is a personal affront against them...because it's super fun for us & we summon it for your inconvenience — LL's Heart (@ALadiesHeart) December 10, 2016 every time i hear the line of american boy where estelle says "i just met a 5'7 guy who's just my type" i'm just like...are you sure? — dat bae (@radioheadass) December 16, 2016 Kids, "What did you bring us from your trip?" Me, "Ummm..." *hands over tiny bottles of shampoo and c ...
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The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week
Huffington Post - 2 months
The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant ― but succinct ― wisdom. Each week, HuffPost Women rounds up hilarious 140-character musings. For this week’s great tweets from women, scroll through the list below. Then visit our Funniest Tweets From Women page for our past collections.        Kanye West and Donald Trump are taking the black and white buddy cop comedy genre too far. — Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) December 14, 2016 I like how men act like our monthly is a personal affront against them...because it's super fun for us & we summon it for your inconvenience — LL's Heart (@ALadiesHeart) December 10, 2016 every time i hear the line of american boy where estelle says "i just met a 5'7 guy who's just my type" i'm just like...are you sure? — dat bae (@radioheadass) December 16, 2016 Kids, "What did you bring us from your trip?" Me, "Ummm..." *hands over tiny bottles of shampoo and c ...
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The Top 10 Comedic News Stories Of 2016
Huffington Post - 2 months
It's the second week of December and all over the nation children dance while grandparents twitch with anticipation. Which, admittedly, isn't that out of the ordinary. During this festive season rife with traditions, none is more hallowed than that magical moment when the Top Ten Comedic News Stories of the year are unveiled. Truly this is the most wonderful time of the year. Please be advised that the Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2016 are not in any way, shape or form to be confused with the Top Ten Legitimate News Stories of 2016. No. No. No. They are as different as cute kitten videos are from stainless steel collar stays. Petroleum jelly and the cobblestones outside 10 Downing Street. Corn chowder and Michelangelo's David. Trope and tripe. Sure, the year was littered with serious misadventures involving terrorism, deadly viruses, the Kardashians and all sorts of other natural disasters, including, but not limited to: Zika infested Oregon Militia Occupiers in driverless car ...
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The Top Ten Lies Of 2016
Huffington Post - 2 months
TOP TEN LIES OF 2016 If you thought the deception epidemic of 2015 could not be topped then 2016 took you to school. The School for Liars, that is. Fake news became a thing. The Russians were accused of hacking both parties and supplying WikiLeaks with its best bumper crop ever. The FBI explained itself into a hole. Even Anthony Weiner made a return appearance. This year, from every sphere of human endeavor, we saw liars, we saw lying about lying, and we saw liars calling others liars. We'll be talking about 2016 for years to come: Welcome to the post-truth era. 10. A Red, White and Blue Hot Mess: Ryan Lochte gets held up by a lie. U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, who spent his sports career being Michael Phelps' stalking horse, wanted the fame that had eluded him. He succeeded -- but he'll have to settle for being infamous rather than famous. As we all now know, Lochte and a few teammates went partying in Rio, stayed out late, got drunk, and ended up at a gas station wh ...
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Tuesday's Morning Email: Joe Biden In 2020?
Huffington Post - 3 months
TOP STORIES JOE BIDEN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2020? The vice president floated the idea to reporters after presiding over the Senate for a vote concerning part of his “cancer moonshot” initiative. [Marina Fang, HuffPost] ‘PENTAGON BURIES EVIDENCE OF $125 BILLION IN BUREAUCRATIC WASTE’ “The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget.” [WaPo] YOU THOUGHT BREXIT WAS BAD 2017 could prove to be a ‘bumpy one’ for the EU, with elections in Germany, France and the Netherlands. [NYT] INSIDE THE ‘FORGIVENESS CEREMONY’ AT STANDING ROCK Take a look at the moving photos. [Jenna Amatulli, HuffPost] JUDGE DECLARES MISTRIAL IN WALTER SCOTT CASE “A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial on Monday after jurors weighing a murder charge against a white former South Carolina police officer who shot and killed a black motorist s ...
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WATCH: Ryan Lochte Surprised by Reception on 'Dancing With the Stars'
ABC News - 4 months
Olympian talks about how "DWTS" helped him move forward after being suspended because of a scandal during the Rio Olympics, where he claimed he was robbed at gunpoint.
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25 More Celebrities (And Counting) Who Totally Nailed It With Their Halloween Costumes This Year
Huffington Post - 4 months
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Ryan Lochte wishes his dog a happy 8th birthday – 3 years in a row
CBS News - 4 months
For the past three years on October 23rd, the Olympian has taken to Twitter to wish his beloved "son" Carter a happy 8th birthday
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Ryan Lochte Doesn't Know What Yom Kippur Is Because He's Ryan Lochte
Huffington Post - 4 months
Maybe Ryan Lochte has spent too much time in the pool. The disgraced Olympic swimmer said he did not know what Yom Kippur was during an interview with New York Magazine posted Sunday, then appeared to confuse it with Canadian Thanksgiving. Reporter Jessica Pressler went shopping with Lochte, a “Dancing with the Stars” contestant, at the Grove in Los Angeles for their interview. The exchange is just ... precious. Perhaps for obvious reasons, at the last minute, Lochte’s publicist decides to come along. “Work is slow,” she says. “It’s Yom Kippur.” “What’s that?” Lochte asks curiously. “It’s the Jewish Day of Atonement.” “Wasn’t it their Thanksgiving two days ago?” “That was Canadian Thanksgiving.” “Oh,” says Lochte, shifting his hands in his pocket and pulling out his phone, which, as it turns out, has been butt-dialing people. “Ha!” he says. “My friend was just on the phone for like five minutes! Ha-ha-ha!” The 32-year-old six-time Olympic gold medalis ...
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Ryan Lochte Wants to Be Very Involved in Wedding Planning
ABC News - 4 months
The Olympic swimmer added that he's "ready to be a dad."
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WATCH: Ryan Lochte Engaged to Model Kayla Rae Reid
ABC News - 4 months
See the ring, the kiss and more!
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ryan Lochte
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 31
    On August 30, 2016, Lochte was announced as one of the celebrities who will compete on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars.
    More Details Hide Details He is partnered with professional dancer Cheryl Burke. Despite rumors in the Australian press linking Lochte with Australian swimmer Blair Evans, Lochte's mother, Ileana, confirmed to Us Weekly in a July 28, 2012, interview that her son was "too busy" to be in a relationship and stated that it "wouldn't be fair to the girl."
    On August 30, 2016, when appearing on Good Morning America, he said that he was unsure if he would claim the incident, which fulfills the requirements of "armed robbery" under Brazilian law, as a robbery saying "I don't know if I would consider it as a robbery, or extortion, or us just paying up for the poster being ripped."
    More Details Hide Details Before the 2012 Summer Olympics, Fortune magazine estimated that Lochte earned $2.3 million from endorsement deals with Speedo, Mutual of Omaha, Gillette, Gatorade, Procter and Gamble, Ralph Lauren, Nissan, and AT&T. Lochte has also appeared in commercials for the Nissan Altima and been featured on the covers of Vogue, Time, Men's Health, and Men's Journal. National Public Radio named Lochte as their "platonic ideal of bro-dom".
    In August 2016, Lochte was charged with providing a false claim of a robbery during the 2016 Olympic Games, and if convicted could be jailed up to 18 months.
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    On August 25, 2016, he signed with a new sponsor "Pine Bros.
    More Details Hide Details Softish Throat Drops" saying customers should give the swimmer “a second chance.”
    In Brazil, the incident was condemned for drawing additional attention to crime and violence in Rio de Janeiro. Lochte made another television appearance on August 20, 2016, where he continued to deny the premises of the situation, while apologizing for his "immature" decisions and behavior.
    More Details Hide Details Thereafter, Speedo and Ralph Lauren ended their endorsement deals with Lochte, with Speedo announcing that the company would donate $50,000 from Lochte's endorsement fee to Save the Children in Brazil. The Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported that other sponsors of Ryan Lochte, the Airweave and Syneron Candela also terminated their contracts. According to a commentator and sports business analyst for ESPN, Darren Rovell, Lochte will miss out on US$1 million.
    On the morning of August 14, 2016, Lochte and Jimmy Feigen said that they and teammates Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were robbed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the 2016 Summer Olympics after men forced them out of their taxi at gunpoint in the early morning hours.
    More Details Hide Details The next day, Lochte claimed in an interview with Billy Bush on the Today Show that the men who stopped their taxi had a police badge. The other swimmers claimed they were removed from the taxi by armed security men, who commanded them at gunpoint to sit on the sidewalk, and demanded payment for alleged vandalism. After surveillance video emerged that confirmed the swimmers' previous stories, Lochte stated in an interview with Matt Lauer on NBC saying that he had been drunk and that he "over-exaggerated that story" as a gun was pointed in his direction but at eye level when he sat on the pavement. Rio Police Chief Veloso later confirmed security officers at the gas station did use guns to control the situation. After Lochte had flown home on August 16, Conger and Bentz were taken off the plane for questioning as they were preparing to leave Rio. A judge in Brazil also issued a search and seizure warrant for Lochte and Feigen; Feigen subsequently contacted the authorities, and said he would make a public statement when the matter was settled. Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro concluded that the athletes were not robbed, but instead had been involved in an incident at a gas station in Barra da Tijuca, west of the city; according to the owner and other sources they broke a soap dispenser in the bathroom, damaged a door, tore down a sign and urinated around the premises.
    At the 2016 United States Olympic Trials, the U.S. qualifying meet for the Rio Olympics, Lochte finished third in the 400-meter individual medley, just missing out on an Olympic berth.
    More Details Hide Details In the 200-meter freestyle, he missed his second chance at making the team in an individual event by placing fourth; nonetheless, he earned a relay spot in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay. Lochte finally qualified for an individual event by finishing second in the 200-meter individual medley behind Phelps. Lochte's first event in Rio was the 4×200 meter freestyle relay, where he swam both the morning heats and the finals. In the finals, Lochte swam the third leg after Conor Dwyer and Townley Haas. After Lochte's leg, the U.S. had a commanding lead. Phelps anchored the relay to touch the wall first at 7:00.66. This brought Lochte's Olympic medal count up to 12 total, making him the second most decorated male Olympic swimmer of all time, second only to Phelps. Lochte finished in 5th place in the 200-meter individual medley. This was his 4th consecutive final in the event, and the first time he did not win a medal.
    Lochte has announced he intends to continue swimming through the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
    More Details Hide Details He is also considering exploring new events.
    In 2016, Lochte generated international controversy when he falsely claimed that he and three other American swimmers had been pulled over and robbed by armed robbers with police badges while in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
    More Details Hide Details After surveillance video and a police report emerged that confirmed all of the swimmers' stories about the gun(s), Lochte stated in an interview that he had been drunk and that he "over-exaggerated that story" as the gun was at eye level when he sat down on the pavement. However the amended story raised concerns about the facts, and soon it emerged that Lochte had been accused of minor vandalism at the fuel station and that the main details of his initial story were true, but defended as repayment at gunpoint. Lochte was born in Rochester, New York, the son of Ileana "Ike" (née Aramburu) and Steven R. Lochte. His mother is Cuban and was born and raised in Havana, while his father is of Dutch, English, and German descent. He has two older sisters, Kristin and Megan, and two younger brothers, Devon and Brandon. During his early childhood, his family lived in Bristol, New York where he attended Bloomfield Central Schools. The family moved to Florida when Ryan was 12 so his father could coach swimming.
  • 2015
    Age 30
    Lochte competed in his sixth World Championships in Kazan in 2015.
    More Details Hide Details He made history upon his win in the 200-meter individual medley by becoming the only person other than Grant Hackett to successfully win an event in four consecutive world championships. However, he finished a disappointing fourth in the 200-meter freestyle in 1:45.83, just off the podium. In addition, Lochte also won three relay medals. Lochte led off the 4×200-meter freestyle relay in 1:45.71, but the US team could not hold on as Great Britain pulled off a great upset and beat the US team 7:04.33 to 7:04.75. Alongside Nathan Adrian, Simone Manuel, and Missy Franklin, he was also part of the winning and world record-breaking 4×100-meter mixed freestyle relay. Lochte also anchored the prelim team for the 4×100-meter medley relay and received a gold medal for his efforts since the finals team won.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2013
    Age 28
    In his first event at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Lochte combined with Nathan Adrian, Anthony Ervin, and Jimmy Feigen in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay, with the team finishing behind France.
    More Details Hide Details Swimming the second leg, Lochte recorded a split of 47.80, and the team finished with a final time of 3:11.44. In his first individual event, the 200-meter freestyle, Lochte was unsuccessful in defending his title and placed fourth in the final with a time of 1:45.64. Lochte won his first individual medal of the competition, a gold, by defending his title in the 200-meter individual medley, recording a time of 1:54.98. The day following his 200 medley gold, Lochte also defended his title in the 200-meter backstroke, recording a time of 1:53.79 in the final. On the same day of winning the 200-meter backstroke (and swimming in the 100-meter butterfly semifinals where he set a personal best and qualified for the final), Lochte combined with Conor Dwyer, Charlie Houchin, and Ricky Berens, to win the 4×200-meter freestyle relay. Swimming the second leg, Lochte recorded a split of 1:44.98, and the team finished with a final time of 7:01.72. In winning the 4×200 relay, Lochte became the first swimmer to win 5 consecutive gold medals at the World Championships in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay (while also being the first swimmer, along with compatriot Michael Phelps, to win the 4×200-meter freestyle relay Olympic Gold Medal on 3 successive occasions).
  • 2012
    Age 27
    On August 1, 2012, Lochte filed an application to trademark his personal catchphrase, "Jeah," with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
    More Details Hide Details He abandoned the application before it was finalized.
    Comedian and talk show host Seth MacFarlane parodied Lochte in the 2012 season premiere of Saturday Night Live, after which Lochte said he would be open to doing a cameo appearance on the show.
    More Details Hide Details Lochte appeared as an exaggerated version of himself in the 30 Rock episode "Stride of Pride," which aired October 18, 2012. He also had a guest appearance on 90210 in late 2012. What Would Ryan Lochte Do? began airing April 21, 2013, on E! and was cancelled after only one season, five weeks later. Lochte's public persona and character have inspired a series of unflattering internet memes.
    Commenting on his first medal of the 2012 Olympics and the head-to-head competition with fellow American and world record holder, Michael Phelps, Lochte acknowledged Phelps' greatness while positioning himself as the best today.
    More Details Hide Details Lochte won a silver medal with the U.S. 4×100-meter freestyle relay team, losing out to the French team with a 47.74 split, a full second slower than the French finishing swimmer Yannick Agnel and six tenths of a second slower than teammate Phelps. Lochte placed fourth in the 200-meter freestyle race. He followed that performance, however, by winning gold with the U.S. 4×200-meter freestyle team. Lochte swam the first split and provided the U.S. team a commanding lead which never relinquished. On the sixth night of the Games, Lochte swam his last two finals, with only 30 minutes in between. First, he won the bronze medal in the 200m backstroke, finishing behind compatriot Tyler Clary and Japan's Ryosuke Irie. His time of 1.53.94 tied the time he swam four years ago when he won the gold medal at the 2008 Games, which was then a world record. Half an hour later, Lochte took on Phelps in the 200m individual medley. He won a silver medal behind Phelps in what was thought at the time to be the last head-to-head race of their careers, as Phelps retired after the Games. This was the third consecutive Olympics in which Lochte won a medal in the 200m individual medley.
    At the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, the qualifying meet for the 2012 Summer Olympics, Lochte qualified for the Olympic team by finishing first in the 200-meter backstroke and 400-meter individual medley, and second in the 200-meter freestyle and 200-meter individual medley.
    More Details Hide Details Lochte also narrowly missed a spot competing in the individual 100-meter butterfly by finishing third. At the Olympics in London, Lochte won his first gold medal of the games in the 400-meter individual medley with a time of 4:05.18.
  • 2011
    Age 26
    He was also named FINA male swimmer of the year for 2011 by FINA Aquatics World Magazine and also defended this title.
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    Lochte said he was pleased with his performance at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships but feels that he can improve his times before the 2012 Olympics. "Getting five gold medals is definitely great, but the times that I went, I know I could go a lot faster," he said. "There are a lot of places in my races that I messed up on that I could have changed and gone faster, but I guess I have a whole year to make sure I have those perfect swims."
    More Details Hide Details At year's end, Lochte was named the World Swimmer of the Year and American Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World Magazine, and defended his titles from 2010.
    At the 2011 World Aquatics Championships, Lochte won a total of six medals, five golds and one bronze.
    More Details Hide Details Lochte won his first medal, a bronze, in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay for his contributions in the heats. In the heats, Lochte recorded a time of 48.28, off from the 47.98 he recorded last year in Irvine. In his second event, the 200-meter freestyle, Lochte won the gold with a time of 1:44.44, finishing ahead of Michael Phelps who recorded a time of 1:44.79. It was Lochte's first gold in the event in the long course World Championships. Lochte won the 200-meter individual medley event in a world record time of 1:54.00, finishing ahead of Michael Phelps time of 1:54.16. In the 200-meter backstroke, Lochte dominated the competition with a time of 1:52.96, over a second ahead of second-place finisher Ryosuke Irie. Shortly after completing the 200-meter backstroke, Lochte competed in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay with Michael Phelps, Peter Vanderkaay, and Ricky Berens. Swimming the anchor leg in 1:44.56, Lochte was able to make up a deficit from France for the win. The final time for the relay was 7:02.67. In his last event, the 400-meter individual medley, Lochte continued his dominance with a win in a time of 4:07.13. His closest competitor, Tyler Clary, finished in 4:11.17, over four seconds behind.
  • 2010
    Age 25
    At year's end, Lochte was named the World Swimmer of the Year and American Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World Magazine. He was also named FINA male swimmer of the year for 2010 by FINA Aquatics World Magazine. 2010 saw Lochte win a total of 13 international medals, 12 of them gold.
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    At the 2010 FINA Short Course World Championships in Dubai, Lochte became the first individual in history to win seven medals at the Short Course Worlds and was the only person to set a world record individually since body-length swimsuits were banned.
    More Details Hide Details In Dubai, Lochte won gold in the 200-meter backstroke, 200-meter freestyle, all the individual medleys (100, 200, 400), and the 4×100-meter medley relay. He also won silver in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay. Lochte's world records in Dubai came on consecutive days, first in the 400-meter individual medley, then in the 200-meter individual medley. Both world records were broken by considerable margins.
    At the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Irvine, California, Lochte won a total of six gold medals.
    More Details Hide Details His wins included the 200-meter backstroke, 200-meter freestyle, the 200 and 400-meter individual medley, and the 4×100 and 4×200-meter freestyle relay.
    At the 2010 National Championships, the selection meet for the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships and the 2011 World Aquatics Championships, Lochte won individual titles in the 200-meter backstroke, 200-meter individual medley, and the 400-meter individual medley.
    More Details Hide Details He also placed second in the 100 and 200-meter freestyle. Lochte's win in the 200-meter individual medley was the first time he defeated Phelps in a major national or international meet.
  • 2009
    Age 24
    In his first event at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome, Lochte swam the second leg of the men's 4×100-meter freestyle relay in a time of 47.03.
    More Details Hide Details He earned a gold medal in the event along with Phelps, Matt Grevers, and Nathan Adrian. The final time of 3:09.21 was a championship record and just ahead of Russia (3:09.52) and France (3:09.89). With Phelps not competing in the 200 or 400-meter individual medley at these championships, Lochte won the gold in both events. In the 200-meter individual medley, Lochte broke Phelps' world record of 1:54.23 with a time of 1:54.10. In the 200-meter backstroke, Lochte won the bronze medal, finishing behind Peirsol and Ryosuke Irie of Japan. In the 4×200-meter freestyle relay final, Lochte swam the anchor leg in 1:44.46. Combined with Phelps, Berens, and David Walters, Lochte won the gold medal and his team broke the previous world record by one-hundredth of a second with a time of 6:58.55.
    At the 2009 National Championships, the selection meet for the 2009 World Aquatics Championships, Lochte won individual titles in the 200 and 400-meter individual medley.
    More Details Hide Details Lochte also qualified to swim in the 4×100 and 4×200-meter freestyle relay. In the 200-meter backstroke final, Lochte placed second behind Aaron Peirsol, and lost his world record he set in Beijing when Peirsol recorded a time of 1:53.08.
  • 2008
    Age 23
    In his first event at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Lochte won the bronze medal in the 400-meter individual medley behind Phelps and Cseh.
    More Details Hide Details His time of 4:08.09 was two seconds slower than the time he swam in Omaha. In his second event, Lochte swam the second leg of the 4×200-meter freestyle relay. With Phelps, Ricky Berens, and Vanderkaay, he won his first gold medal and set his first world record as the American team finished first with a time of 6:58.56. The Americans were the first team to break the seven-minute mark in the relay, and broke the previous record, set in Melbourne, Australia, by more than four and a half seconds. In his third event, the 200-meter backstroke, Lochte won his first individual gold medal and set the world record, beating defending champion Peirsol. Twenty-seven minutes after the final of the 200-meter backstroke, Lochte went on to win the bronze in the 200-meter individual medley, finishing behind Phelps and Cseh.
    At the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, Lochte competed in six individual events and qualified to swim in three individual events at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
    More Details Hide Details Also, with his third-place finish in the 200-meter freestyle, Lochte was ensured a spot on the 4×200-meter freestyle relay. In his first event, Lochte finished second to Phelps in the 400-meter individual medley. Both Lochte and Phelps finished below Phelps' previous world record in the event. In his second event, the 200-meter freestyle, Lochte finished in third place behind Phelps and Vanderkaay. Less than 30 minutes after the 200-meter freestyle final, Lochte then competed in the 100-meter backstroke final, finishing in third place behind Aaron Peirsol and Matt Grevers. The next day, Lochte competed in the 100-meter freestyle but withdrew after the semifinals. Two days later, in the 200-meter backstroke, Lochte finished in second place behind Peirsol, who equalled Lochte's world record. Less than 30 minutes after the 200-meter backstroke final, Lochte finished second to Phelps in the 200-meter individual medley.
  • 2007
    Age 22
    At the 2007 World Aquatics Championships in Melbourne, Australia, Lochte won his first individual gold medal at a long course world championship in the 200-meter backstroke against compatriot Aaron Peirsol, breaking Peirsol's world record and his seven-year winning streak in the event.
    More Details Hide Details This was Lochte's first world record in a long course event. A little more than 90 minutes later, Lochte went on to set a world record in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay with Phelps, Keller, and Vanderkaay. He also won silver medals in the 100-meter backstroke, the 200-meter individual medley, and the 400-meter individual medley, making his medal total for the meet second only to Phelps. Within a week of the world championships, Lochte competed in the annual Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool where he again beat Peirsol. In the 100-meter backstroke, he broke Peirsol's other seven-year winning streak in the shorter of the backstroke races, edging out Peirsol by .06 seconds.
  • 2006
    Age 21
    At the 2006 FINA Short Course World Championships in Shanghai, held just two weeks after the 2006 NCAA Championships, Lochte won three individual titles, one silver, and one bronze.
    More Details Hide Details He won the 200-meter individual medley and the 200-meter backstroke, setting new world records in both events. He also set another world record in the 100-meter backstroke in the opening leg of the 4×100-meter medley relay, becoming the first man to complete the distance in under 50 seconds. He won his third gold medal in the 400-meter individual medley, setting a new championship record.
    At the 2006 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, during his senior year, Lochte won national titles in all three of his individual events, setting U.S. Open and American records in the 200-yard individual medley and 200-yard backstroke.
    More Details Hide Details He also broke Tom Dolan's nearly decade-old NCAA record in the 400-yard individual medley.
  • 2005
    Age 20
    At the 2005 World Aquatics Championships in Montreal, Lochte won the bronze medals in both the 200-meter backstroke and 200-meter individual medley.
    More Details Hide Details In the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, Lochte teamed with Phelps, Vanderkaay, and Keller to win gold ahead of Canada and Australia.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2004
    Age 19
    Later that year at the 2004 FINA Short Course World Championships in Indianapolis, Lochte won the silver medal in the 200-meter individual medley and the bronze in the 200-meter freestyle.
    More Details Hide Details He also won the gold medal in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay with Chad Carvin, Dan Ketchum, and Justin Mortimer.
    At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, Lochte swam with Phelps, Klete Keller, and Peter Vanderkaay to upset the Australian team and capture the gold medal in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay.
    More Details Hide Details It was the first loss for the Australian team in six years. He also narrowly edged out George Bovell and László Cseh in the 200-meter individual medley to win the silver medal behind Phelps.
    Lochte qualified for his first Olympics after finishing second to Michael Phelps in the 200-meter individual medley at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
    More Details Hide Details He also qualified for the 4×200-meter freestyle relay team after finishing 4th in the 200-meter freestyle final.
    As a member of the Florida Gators swimming and diving team, he swam for coach Gregg Troy in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Southeastern Conference (SEC) competition from 2004 to 2007.
    More Details Hide Details At Florida, Lochte was the NCAA Swimmer of the Year twice, a seven-time NCAA champion, a seven-time SEC champion, and a 24-time All-American.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1984
    Born
    Born on August 3, 1984.
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